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May 22, 2018

S-280: Pacific Reef Expedition

Study Abroad Voyage Map

Proposed cruise track for S-280, Pacific Reef Expedition.

The students of S-280, Pacific Reef Expedition, will join the Robert C. Seamans in Pape'ete, Tahiti by May 23rd. They will end their voyage in Honolulu, Hawaii around June 24th, after port stops in Rangiroa, Caroline Island, Kiribati, and Kiritimati.


Ralfs Beitans, Northeastern University
Tiffany Croucher, Eckerd College
Rowan DeWitt, Lake Forest CollegeCor
Kaleigh Duggan
Abril Fleitas, Northeastern University
Sofia Giordano, Loyola University
Ziyad Johnstone, St. John's College
Justin Kaashoek, Harvard University
Casidhe Mahuka, American Samoa Community College
Sarah McNamara, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Darlene Meli, American Samoa Community College
Riley Palmer, McDaniel College
Kristopher Paulson, University of Michigan, Flint
Natalie Jane Renfro, Purdue University
Francesca Sampino, American University
Andrew Shaw, Eckerd College
Yuchen Wang, The George Washington University
Shuo Wang, Wesleyan University
Kelly Watson, Penn State University Lehigh Valley
Zhechen Wu, Boston University
Nathaniel Yee, University of San Diego

Ship's Company

Captain: Pamela Coughlin
Chief Mate: Cassie Sleeper
2nd Mate: Rebecca Johnson
3rd Mate: Heather Kelleher
Engineer: Nate Bears
Assistant Engineer: Shana Grimes
Steward: Sabrina Hutchinson
Chief Scientist: Jeff Schell
Assistant Scientist: Gabo Page
Assistant Scientist: Farley Miller
Assistant Scientist: Nick Dragone
Research Assistant: Kelly Speare
Coral reef expert: Meagan Curtis. Marine Science Coordinator for American Samoa Community College

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Pacific Reef Expedition, • Topics: ships company  study abroad • (4) Comments
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#1. Posted by Sofia Giordano on May 28, 2018

Hope you having a great time!!!! Are you keeping a daily journal? it will be a good idea for the future.Love always

#2. Posted by Joyce Poppe on May 29, 2018

Hey Sweetie, hope you are doing well and having a great time. Think of you every day. Aunt Heather said to tell you hi. We love you always

#3. Posted by TILANI ILAOA on May 29, 2018

Hi Darlene - We finally got the website address for this exciting trip you’re on (thanks Nate). Were so happy to see you in a photo—gotta get Latu to the office to see your pix on the pc.
Have fun - learn a lot - be safe! We love you

#4. Posted by John Shaw on May 29, 2018

Be sure to ask Captain Coughlin and the ship’s company to properly recognize all you polliwogs when you cross the Equator: it’s an important part of any true sailor’s life.  Have fun, and thanks to everyone for the beautiful pictures and postings.



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